Omega Fields’ Horseshine Supplement to Provide Omega 3’s

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Written by Rachel Long https://when-it-clicks.com/2019/03/omega-fields-horseshine-supplement-for-my-horses/

The well-being of my horses is the most important responsibility of my life. Well, perhaps it is among the most important, but sometimes the stress of figuring out what to feed them can make it seem that way! I am so thankful that I’ve again solved their need for forage, and so grateful that I have been confident in their nutrition while figuring that out thanks to Horseshine.

I’ve always enjoyed browsing catalogs of equine supplements, testing different brands here and there for my horses. While studying for my Animal Science degree, I got to learn a lot more about the science behind supplementing a horse’s diet, and feeding horses in general! For awhile, I actually planned on going into the field of equine nutrition, but changed my mind when I realized what I would actually be spending my time doing….

When allowed to graze naturally, horses can consume nearly all of the nutrients that they require from the plants they graze on. Of course, this requires a lot of space, which most of us simply don’t have in today’s world. Instead, our horses are given hay. Hay is filled with protein, fiber, and varying levels of vitamins and minerals – but it lacks most of the omega 3’s that it once had when it was in its grass form.

There are two types of fatty acids that horses utilize from fresh grass, omega 3’s and omega 6’s. If the ratio of omega 6’s gets too high, negative side effects such as inflammation are known to occur. Grass has a higher ratio of omega 3’s to omega 6’s, making it a perfect balance. Now, there are lots of different omega 3 fatty acids out there. But there is just one that horses cannot produce, and therefore need to consume. Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) can be converted into two other omega 3’s once the horse has it available. You will find the best source to supplement this is flaxseed, as with a ratio of almost 4:1 of omega 3’s to omega 6’s it closely mimics fresh grass.
Fun fact – give a horse flaxseed, and they will be able utilize all three omega 3 fatty acids. Fish oil does not contain the essential ALA, so give a horse fish oil, and they will only have those other 2!

HorseShine Review
I started feeding Horseshine last year when I had to move my horses from grass pasture. This is a very economical flaxseed supplement, but more importantly it is a top quality supplement. And perhaps most important – the horses LOVE it. After speaking with the president of the company about the thoughtfulness that goes into the milling of the product to achieve maximum nutrient value, I was confident that the supplement would be a beneficial addition to their diet. Tucker at the time was struggling a ton with weight loss, and had started to have diarrhea the week before I introduced Horseshine. Within one day of feeding his first dose there was an improvement in his manure. After a couple of days, everything was back to normal.
I then added more pelleted feed to his diet to add more calories, but I don’t think I would have seen such dramatic results if not for the flaxseed supplement! He gained so much weight the first week of receiving both! The biggest difference that I noticed other than the weight gain was how much more energy he had on the trails after a week or so of having Horseshine every day.

I have continued to feed Horseshine since last year, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop…unless we somehow find ourselves living on tons of land with amazing pasture, of course. We have since moved locations, and it was comforting knowing they had Horseshine during the transition. They still live without pasture, though with the winter grass they do get a few minutes of hand grazing everyday. I haven’t witnessed their summer coats while on the supplement yet, but their winter coats are very different than they have been in the past! They are thicker instead of longer, and they aren’t shedding as much as they normally would at this time. Trubee has had zero skin issues, and normally he has something weird happen every winter (knocks on wood). Tucker isn’t receiving nearly as much feed as he was before, and is maintaining perfect weight!

Happy Horses
Did I mention that they love this supplement? Tucker will empty his bowl of food if the Horseshine is underneath. I have to feed it to him separate from the the pellets because he wants, needs, to eat the Horseshine first. It is wonderful for easy keepers – if I don’t want to feed Trubee the extra calories, I can just toss in the supplement by itself. We also use the treat version of this supplement, Omega Nibblers Low Sugar & Starch, on a daily basis. If we have a treat-heavy training day, I can skip their Horseshine dose, as 15 of these guys is equivalent to the serving of 1/2 cup!

Omega Fields Introduces NEW & IMPROVED Omega Horseshine®

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is excited to announce its newly launched Omega Horseshine® formula that includes 10 mg of Biotin per ½ cup serving, chelated minerals and added Lysine for better uptake. Along with the updated formula, Omega Horseshine® packaging has a new look for all three available product size options – 4.5 lb pouch, 20 lb preprinted bag and 50 lb poly woven bag and label.

“We are excited to introduce our new formulation and packaging for our flagship product, Omega Horseshine®. We have been a leader in omega-3 supplementation and nutrition for over 20 years, we felt it was time to more strongly highlight why we have been a long-term success -capturing the essence of the horse and rider bond. By supplementing with Omega Horseshine® you are helping keep your first promise to your horse – to care for them exceptionally for their benefit and yours”, said Omega Fields President, Sean Moriarty. Continue reading Omega Fields Introduces NEW & IMPROVED Omega Horseshine®

Handling Aggression In Horses

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Expect it. Accept it. But understand it as well. Aggressiveness is part of every horse’s behavioral repertoire to varying degrees, a normal phenomenon. Horses can behave aggressively – pin back their ears, kick, bite, or charge – to protect their foals, maintain their position within the herd, defend themselves, and compete sexually. But there is a limit; if your horse’s aggressive behavior threatens the safety of other horses and humans, you’ll need to step in and change that behavior. Before you try to create a “beauty” out of your “beast”, though, you need to understand why the animal is aggressive. Start with…

MEDICAL MALADIES

If you notice an increase in your horse’s aggression level, whether sudden change or gradual, have your veterinarian examine the animal. Chronic pain – like the pain associated with navicular disease and arthritis, can make horses irritable and highly reactive to minor discomfort; so can sudden changes like that caused by an abscess. Continue reading Handling Aggression In Horses

YOUR HORSE’S HOOVES ARE GREAT SHOCK ABSORBERS

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Your horse moves so smoothly that you always pause, just to watch and admire her – head held high, mane flowing, little puffs of dust from under her feet with every step – she makes you want to be on her back, enjoying the ride. And she makes it look so easy, you rarely think about what’s going on in that beautiful body, moving her 1,000 pounds so effortlessly. This is just a tip of our hat to those moveable parts – especially those feet! They sustain and support all of that half-ton of weight with every step she takes, and they rarely have a complaint – and so we tend to take them for granted. But they are probably the finest shock absorbers your horse’s Maker ever designed. Join me as we consider what makes them tick and what we can do to keep ’em happy on the trail. Continue reading YOUR HORSE’S HOOVES ARE GREAT SHOCK ABSORBERS

Omega Fields Sister Company, SaddleRight, Launches New Website

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Saddle Right is a division of Omega Fields, Inc., a leader and innovator in equine nutrition for over 15 years. There are no shortcuts to delivering the care your horse needs. You’re more than just a horse and rider. You’re a single team and SaddleRight delivers the science and performance you need to hold up your end of the bargain. From wobbly colts to lifetime companions, Saddle Right creates, discovers and shares tools that naturally bring out the best in the horses we love.
SaddleRight has over 34 years of manufacturing and craftsmanship experience. Our desire is to offer products that enhance your ability to strengthen the connection you have with your horse. The pad that Dr. Mike and Janette Freeman developed long ago is still the best orthopedic pad available in function, craftsmanship and beauty.
We are so confident that you’ll agree, we’ve always offered a 100% lifetime guarantee. Give us a call – we’d love to talk with you. We have experienced riders that can help you choose the right pad for your saddle AND your personality!
Head on over to www.SaddleRight.com to view all English and Western style pad options and learn more about why SaddleRight orthopedic saddle pads are the best for your horse! Stay up to date via SaddleRight’s facebook (www.facebook.com/SaddleRight) page and Instagram (www.instagram.com/saddleright) account. Continue reading Omega Fields Sister Company, SaddleRight, Launches New Website

Omega Fields Spokesperson, Hallie Hanssen is Reserve Champion, BFA World Championship Futurity

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is proud to congratulate and announce one of its spokespeople, Hallie Hanssen and A French Lady owned by Mariana Jubran were the 1st round winners and Future Fortunes Round Champions. They also were named RESERVE CHAMPIONS, BFA World Championship Futurity earning $60,291.
Hallie and Frenchmansdiscorose owned by Hanssen/Zabel were named Reserve CHAMPION, BFA Juvenile and also placed 4th in the first round earning $23,929.
Hallie feeds Omega Horseshine® (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshine-29.html) and Omega SureGut™ (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-suregut.html) to her futurity and derby barrel horses. She also uses Omega Nibblers® as her go to Omega-3 based horse treat (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-nibblersr.html).
“THANK YOU for keeping our horses looking and feeling great!” says Hanssen. Omega Fields president, Sean Moriarty comments, “We are so proud of Hallie’s continued success and are pleased to have her be such an influential spokesperson for our company and products.” Continue reading Omega Fields Spokesperson, Hallie Hanssen is Reserve Champion, BFA World Championship Futurity

Omega Fields is Proud to Announce it will be a GOLD Level Benefactor for the ECIR No Laminitis Conference

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is proud to announce our continued support of the No Laminitis! Conference for 2017. Presented by the ECIR Group, Inc., with Keynote Speakers Dr. Eleanor Kellon, VMD; Robert Bowker, VMD, PhD; and many more. To be held October 27-29, 2017 in Tucson, AZ.

Omega Fields’ goal is to promote and support optimal equine health through knowledge, instruction and practice. Once considered a death sentence, Laminitis is often the first sign that leads to a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease or Insulin Resistance. This conference will provide new and emerging information to help recognize how laminitis can be prevented and treated with background, new and emerging information on equine insulin resistance and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (Cushing’s disease) and including drug, nutritional Continue reading Omega Fields is Proud to Announce it will be a GOLD Level Benefactor for the ECIR No Laminitis Conference

Omega Fields Sponsors Dr. Gerd Heuschmann USA Clinic Tour

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is proud to announce its sponsorship of Dr. Gerd Heuschmann’s (DVM, author and Master Trainer) 2017 USA Clinic Tour. He spoke at the Best Horses Practices Summit Oct 8-10 in Durango, Co. He will also be appearing October 21-23, 2017 in Wellborn, FL, where he will present his Equine BioMechanics lecture, demonstrations, and conduct a teaching clinic. Other clinic locations this year are Washington, Colorado and North Carolina. Contact Andrea for further information on the Florida symposium at andreajhaller@gmail.com.
Gerd’s newest book “Collection or Contortion” should be in every horse lover’s library. In this book, Gerd exposes the misconceptions—and explores the truths—of horse positioning and bend. It can be ordered here: http://www.horseandriderbooks.com/product/ANPOBE.html
“We were very picky about which companies we would approach to sponsor the Gerd Heuschmann 2017 USA Tour. We wanted to partner with companies who really care about the well-being of Horses, because that is what Gerd Is all about. As long-time users of Omega Horseshine, we felt that this would be a good partnership. Omega Fields not only funded the tour financially, but also sent over $2000 worth of products including Omega Horse Shine and Omega SureGut,” states co- host Andrea Haller. Continue reading Omega Fields Sponsors Dr. Gerd Heuschmann USA Clinic Tour

Omega Fields Spokesperson, Hallie Hanssen is Parker Wood Memorial Derby Champion

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is proud to congratulate and announce one of its spokespeople, Hallie Hanssen for being the Parker Wood Memorial Derby Champion on Tres Movidas owned by Tom Jacobs. The duo also ran the fastest time of the entire weekend, out of over 1,000 runners!
In addition to Hallie’s success at the Parker Wood, Hallie and Yoda Cat were first round champions and reserve average champions at the Copper Spring Ranch Futurity. This teams victories were worth nearly $6,000. Hallie won over $13,000 in September alone.
Hallie feeds Omega Horseshine® (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshine-29.html) and Omega SureGut™ (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-suregut.html) to her futurity and derby barrel horses. She also uses Omega Nibblers® as her go to Omega-3 based horse treat (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-nibblersr.html). Continue reading Omega Fields Spokesperson, Hallie Hanssen is Parker Wood Memorial Derby Champion